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Presented at the 20th Annual Research Conference

The Impact of School-Based Mental Health Services on Student Behavior and Functioning

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Session Number: 1000 Room: Salon E & F

Presenting: Clay Gemmill; Paul Thomlinson

All Authors for this paper: Clay Gemmill; Paul Thomlinson

Presentation Type: poster presentation

Synopsis: Responses to recent school shootings and violence often miss the mark in that they do not address the need for "safety from within" or prevention efforts targeting the social, emotional, and behavioral problems that are very often precursors to school attacks. A collaborative project providing school-based services in Springfield, Missouri has directly addressed the concept of √ísafety from within√ď through the provision of preventative, responsive mental health services in district middle and high schools. The program has decreased discipline referrals and drug and alcohol related offenses and shown improvements in problem severity, hopefulness, and behavioral health functioning.

Date: Sunday, March 4, 2007

Session Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM